Press Release 10/21/2015

For Release: October 21st, 2015
Media Contact: Alison Hobbs,
To arrange an interview, call: 435.750.0062
Idaho Native Encourages Everyone to Capture Their Memories
… Before It’s too Late!
On October 2nd and 3rd, Lynda Fisher will be presenting three workshops on the importance of legacy writing. A Rigby, Idaho native now residing in Logan, Utah, Ms. Fisher is the author of Your Legacy, Your Life and I Wish You Happiness: Creating an Ethical Will for the People You Love. According to Ms. Fisher, everyone has a story to tell, but often theses stories aren’t shared and, consequently, children and grandchildren are left with unanswered questions about their ancestors. “While tracing your genealogy is an important task, it’s our ancestors’ stories that make them really come alive to us.”

In her workshops Ms. Fisher will help attendees examine challenges some people face when writing their memoires, and offer solutions to overcome them. For example:

  1. Not enough time.
  2. Don’t feel their life is interesting.
  3. Not a writer.

She’ll also shares ideas to help jumpstart your legacy writing activity. Fisher says she is passionate about legacy writing and wants to help others catch the “legacy writing bug.”

A business entrepreneur since the 1980s, Ms. Fisher became interested in legacy writing five years ago when her mother passed away, leaving behind a wealth of life stories. “Some made me laugh, others made me cry, but all provided great insight into the person she was. I soon realized those stories were my mother’s legacy,” she says.

Ms. Fisher soon found that some of her friends weren’t as fortunate. One friend, Maureen, said her daughter came home from high school one day and asked her to tell her about grandma and grandpa. Sadly, her parents had both died in their early 50s and there were no family members left from that generation and no stories. Today, Maureen is convinced of the importance of legacy writing and is committed to capturing her life stories for her children and grandchildren.

According to Ms. Fisher, it’s important that people share both their good and bad memories. Life lessons are learned from the difficult times we endured. “The strength we exhibit during those times can give hope to our posterity when they experience their own life trials.”

Ms. Fisher reminds us that our legacy is not just the wealth we pass on to our family members, it is the life we have lived. “Stories about your life are truly a gift your friends and family members will cherish forever.”

Workshops will be held at the following locations:
November 2, 2015
3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: What’s Your Story?
The Gables of Ammon
1405 Curlew Drive
Ammon, Idaho

November 3, 2015
12 to 1 p.m.
Topic: What’s Your Story?
Exchange Club
Stockman’s Restaurant
1175 Pier View Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Note: Guests are welcome, pay for your own lunch. For more info, email:

November 3, 2015
7 to 8 p.m.
Topic: Your Legacy is Your Life
Church of the Nazarene
1900 Grandview Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho

For more information about the Your Legacy, Your Life program, check out our press kit Press Kit


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